News Release | Environment America

Statement: Activist investors pick up third Exxon board seat

WASHINGTON -- After a surprise win last week, activist investors have picked up a third ExxonMobil board seat, according to reports. This development will provide additional leverage to press the oil giant to address growing concerns about climate change.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Poll: New Jersey voters across North & South Jersey in CD-7, CD-11 & CD-3 rate climate provisions of Biden infrastructure plan highly

A new poll released revealed strong bipartisan support for President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal across the political spectrum in New Jersey’s 3rd, 7th and 11th Congressional Districts. The districts, represented by Reps. Andy Kim, Tom Malinowski and Mikie Sherrill, include a broad swath of the state, including Essex, Union, Somerset, Hunterdon, Morris & Warren Counties as well as Burlington & Ocean Counties. This survey, providing district-specific data on how voters view the American Jobs Plan (AJP), is sponsored by Environment New Jersey, Earthjustice and Environment America.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Senate transportation bill includes key $350 million to fund wildlife crossings

The Senate Environment and Public Works committee will mark up a bipartisan transportation bill on Wednesday that includes $350 million for wildlife crossings, which would allow animals to safely traverse over and under roadways and access new habitat.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

NJ Transit Commits To Meeting Electric Bus Mandate

During a NJ Transit Energy & Sustainability Committee meeting, NJ Transit staff and President Kevin Corbett committed to meeting the mandate for the electrification for NJ Transit buses through S2252/A4819, signed into law by Governor Murphy in January 2020. As outlined in the legislation, 10% of bus procurement will be in 2024, 50% of new bus procurement in 2026 and 100% in 2032.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Lawmakers and public push Whole Foods to put “Planet Over Plastic” at upcoming annual meeting

AUSTIN, Texas --  Environment America Research & Policy Center, U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Student PIRG sent 59,000 petitions and a letter signed by more than 40 state lawmakers Thursday to Whole Foods urging them to put planet over plastic.